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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Lock up warning after more Langholm thefts

A SERIES of thefts and attempted thefts in the Langholm area has put police on alert.

Between 7.30 on May 1 and 6.30 pm on May 1 a blue Vauxhall Corsa left unsecured in Meikleholm Side was entered and loose change taken from the vehicle.
The incident follows the theft of cash from a grey Hyundai I30 parked outside an address at Meikleholm Side over the weekend of April 30, and the theft of jewellery was stolen from an unsecured car while left in a parking bay outside the Blue Moon shop in Langholm’s High Street on May 2.
Sgt Steven Wilson from Police Scotland said: “We really want to highlight that people need to lock their vehicles and lock their doors when they’re out and at night time.”
A police enquiry is underway into identifying the person or persons responsible.
Meanwhile, a wallet was stolen from within a property on Thomas Telford Road between 10 am and 3.30 pm on Sunday May 8.
Money was subsequently withdrawn from the man’s account.
The incident follows a number of sneak thefts from Langholm homes in recent weeks.
And damage was discovered to the window at Langholm Cricket Club building on Sunday May 8.
Efforts had been made to break into the building, but no entry was gained.
Police note this is another attempt to break into a clubhouse, after access was gained to Langholm Golf Club and cash stolen at the end of last month.
Sgt Wilson said: “Everywhere has a diverse range of people living in their communities, and unfortunately there may be occasions when people move into a community or pass through a community who are going to commit crime.”
Police Scotland say that crime reduction officer PC Alan Wilson or any police officer is only too happy to provide home security advice.

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